2 edition of Some geographical aspects of West African development found in the catalog.
Some geographical aspects of West African development
R. J. Harrison Church
|Contributions||London School of Economics and Political Science.|
|LC Classifications||HC503.W4 C5|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||40|
|LC Control Number||67078708|
The United Nations (UN) human development index lists all but two of West African countries in the lowest category of development. Sierra Leone is the lowest of the world. Ghana and Senegal were the two countries listed in the medium range. Senegal is the lowest country in the medium category, just barely rising about the lowest tier. The rich and diverse African culture varies not only from one country to another, but within each country as well. The culture of each ethnic group centres on family and can be found in each group’s art, music and oral literature. #N#Traditional African homestead (Ndebele village in Zimbabwe) Throughout Africa, the people speak a variety of.
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Get this from a library. Some geographical aspects of West African development: an inaugural lecture delivered 31 January by R.J. Harrison Church. [R J Harrison Church; London School of Economics and Political Science.]. West Africa’s great ethnic and cultural diversity makes it hazardous to generalize about the social and cultural background of the first African Americans.
But historians have pieced together a broad understanding of the way the people of West Africa lived at the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade. Families and VillagesFile Size: KB. Physical Geography of West Africa The 8 million square kilometers and 17 countries covered by this atlas encompass a wide range of landscapes from alluvial valleys in Senegal and Ghana, sandy plains and low plateaus across the Sahel, and rolling hills of Togo to rugged mountains with summits reaching over 1, m in Guinea and 1, m in Niger.
In South Africa the plateau is at its highest in the east where its edge varies in altitude between 2, m and 3, m. This edge of the plateau, as the land drops sharply to the coastal plain, forms a very high, steep escarpment known as the Drakensberg southern and western extents of the escarpment are not so high as Drakensberg, but also are known by a Area: Ranked 25th.
The high southern and eastern plateaus, rarely falling below m (2, ft), have a mean elevation of about 1, m (3, ft). The South African Plateau, as far as about 12° S, is bounded east, west and south by bands of high ground which fall steeply to the this account South Africa has a general resemblance to an inverted saucer.
West Africa is a region of the African continent. In geographical terms, West Africa is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and south, the Sahara Desert on the north.
Its eastern border is defined as either the Benue Trough, or the line running from Mount Cameroon to Lake Chad. West African Geography and Regional Influences. Sources. Geographical Motivations for Change. From the sixth through the sixteenth centuries, five major factors motivated change in the Western Sudan: expansion of reliable food production, the establishment and stabilization of governments, the creation of control over intra- and interregional trade routes and shifts in who.
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The development and use of traditional herbal medicine (THM) have a very long historical background that corresponds to the Stone Age. In the continent of Africa, the practice of traditional healing and magic is much older than some of the other traditional medical sciences  and seems to be much more prevalent compared to conventional medicine.
African traditional Cited by: 3. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, Vol. 13, No. 2, MarchPolitical Geography of Contemporary Affairs Some geographical aspects of the American presidential election of FRED M.
SHELLEY Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FLUSA AND J. CLARK ARCHER Department of Geography, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB Cited by: For the purposes of this book, West Africa can be said to be that part of Africa which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the west and south, by the Sahara desert in the north, and in the east by a line corresponding approximately to the present.
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Akan and Ga-Adangme Peoples, McCall, D. "Trade and the Role of the Wife in a Modern West African Town." In Aidan Southall, ed., Social Change in Modern Africa, Baptism, as a form of rebirth and renewal, was similar to West African water rituals. The evangelical Protestant ministers' preaching style was similar to African "spirit possession." The Christian trinity was similar to African beliefs about gods and the creator.
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Sp Some geographical aspects of West African development / by R. Harrison Church. Japan was successful because it built its economy on its own home-grown values. Looking specifically at the development trajectory of Africa, we are forced to conclude that, while there are many aspects of African culture that can be used positively for the development of the continent, some aspects of African culture have delayed progress.
Landscapes of West Africa, A Window on a Changing World presents a vivid picture of the changing natural environment of West Africa. Using images collected by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above the Earth, a story of four decades of .Economic geography and African development Article in Papers in Regional Science 89(3) - August with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.The West Indies have a tropical maritime maximum temperatures over most of the region range from the mids F (upper 20s C) from December to April to the upper 80s F (low 30s C) from May to November.
Nighttime temperatures are about 10 °F (6 °C) cooler. Most islands experience a wet and a dry season; annual rainfall totals range from 30 to 80 inches .